Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Old St. Francis History Pub

Robert Sawyer, Conservation, and the Making of Central Oregon

Old St. Francis School

5:30 pm doors, 7 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTORY2019 or mention it when you call the hotel.

About Robert Sawyer, Conservation, and the Making of Central Oregon

Robert Sawyer, Conservation, and the Making of Central Oregon

Presented by Bill Lang, History Professor

Robert Sawyer was 32 years old when he came to Bend in 1912 and within five years he had purchased the Bend Bulletin, a publication that gave him a megaphone for his views on Central Oregon for twenty-six years. An opinionated and forceful newspaper editor, Sawyer was conservative to his core, but also a dedicated environmentalist and defender of federal forests. In no small way, Sawyer helped shape the human and natural environments of Central Oregon.

About the Speaker:

William L. Lang is emeritus Professor of History at Portland State University, where he taught Environmental and Pacific Northwest History. He is author or editor of eight books on Pacific Northwest History.

Photo Courtesy:  Oregon Hist. Soc. Research Lib., bb003530

About Old St. Francis History Pub

Old St. Francis History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp